Maintain your boiler to prevent limescale build-up.
Boilers with limescale build up cost more to operate. Is your local water hard? It's likely that you're familiar with limescale and its problems. Limescale often builds up on water outlets and boilers in hard water areas of the UK without being noticed. Limescale accumulation in your boiler can result in a drop in energy efficiency, as well as damage to key components.
What are the problems caused by limescale?
Blockages in pipework caused by limescale build-up can restrict the flow of water to your central heating system. There are some major warning signs that limescale may be causing problems in your boiler and heating system. Your heating system may suffer from limescale build-up, which causes blockages, resulting in restricted water flow, in turn, resulting in strange noises. Consequently, your boiler will cost more to run as a result of lower energy efficiency.
What can you do to prevent limescale build-up?
A water softener and a scale reducer can help prevent limescale build-up.
Having a water softener will help to soften your hard water. This is accomplished by reducing the amount of minerals in your water.
Calcium, magnesium, iron, and sodium are the main culprits of limescale build-up, and they are targeted in this process to remove them.
Once converted to soft water, the water is distributed to your household’s faucets and plumbing.
Remove limescale with a power flush.
Engineers perform power flushes to improve the quality of the water in your heating system and boiler by removing limescale deposits as well as sludge, rust and other unwanted impurities.
In the UK, boiler breakdowns are often caused by poor-quality heating water.
You may need a power flush if you notice the following signs:
- The need to consistently bleed radiators
- Having cold spots on your radiators
- Central heating takes a long time to heat the home
- Noisier boilers and heating systems
- Your home’s radiators that don’t heat up
- Leaking radiators
If you notice these signs, you may want to consider a power flush.